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Chelsea Transfer News: Wayne Rooney Has 48 Hours To Decide Future

Published June 20, 2014 by gossipzoo

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has given Wayne Rooney 48 hours to decide if he wants to leave Manchester United and move to Stamford Bridge, according to the BBC.

The Blues have been chasing the striker for much of the summer and have already failed with two bids, while United continue to insist the 27-year-old is not for sale.

Speaking after his side’s 0-0 draw with United last night, a game of which saw Chelsea play with no recognised striker, Mourinho said of the Rooney situation:

“One way or another he has to say ‘I want to leave’ or ‘I want to stay’.

“The person that started the story has to finish the story. For the good of everyone, it is time to finish the story.”

Mourinho seemed to suggest that Rooney himself was the catalyst for the on-going transfer saga, saying that the ex-Everton star “told someone very important in his career” that he wanted to leave.

It is likely that the Portuguese boss was referring to Sir Alex Ferguson, who claimed Rooney wanted to quit the club shortly before he retired as United manager.

That was back in May and, asked how much longer he was prepared to wait for the Rooney situation to come to a resolution, Mourinho replied: “Twenty-four hours, 48 hours.

“If you look at a manager like me, a club like us and the people who work at the club with me, we are not silly enough to try to get a player from a big club that doesn’t want to sell.

“We are not silly enough to try something if somebody didn’t start it.”

“After that, if he wants to leave he has to say – or if he has decided now he doesn’t want to leave any more then he has to say.”

Rooney was given a warm reception by both United and Chelsea fans during last night’s 0-0 draw at Old Trafford, with the home and away support both chanting his name.

And it remains to be seen which club he will be playing for come the closure of the transfer window a week today.

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Man Utd vs Chelsea – Live On Sky Sports

Published September 23, 2013 by gossipzoo

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The first game at Old Trafford of the 2013-14 season could hardly be a more tantalising one.

There have been managerial changes at both clubs over the Summer, but there is only one player that has dominated the column inches when it comes to these two sides; Wayne Rooney. The England striker came on as a 62nd minute substitute in the Red Devils’ 4-1 opening day victory against Swansea last weekend, and it remains to be seen if David Moyes will include him in his starting line-up later today.

Rafael is sidelined for up to a month with a hamstring injury, along with Nani (groin), Ashley Young (ankle) and Javier Hernandez (hamstring).

David Luiz is a doubt for the blues after picking up a hamstring problem, and Mourinho may opt to start Romelu Lukaku in attack.

Past Meetings

If there is one thing you can come to expect from a match between these two sides, it’s goals. In the 42 Premier League matches between the two clubs, there have only been three goalless draws (April 1995; December 1998; May 2007). Last season, United ran out 3-2 victors at Stamford Bridge, whereas Chelsea claimed all three points at Old Trafford with a 1-0 scoreline. Manchester United have only won one of their last six games against Chelsea.

Neither side will want to lose this game, despite it being so early in the season. David Moyes undoubtedly has something to prove, and the way he conducts himself when pitted against the charm and bravado of Mourinho will define his managerial style, and show the world that he is ready to step out of the enormous shadow left by Sir Alex. Chelsea’s public pursuit of Rooney also adds a little extra spice to a fixture that was already red hot.

Probable line-ups

Man Utd: De Gea, Jones, Ferdinand, Vidic, Evra, Valencia, Carrick, Giggs, Zaha, Van Persie, Rooney.

Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Terry,Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Lampard, Mata, Oscar, Hazard, Ba.

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